After leaving a relationship in which she was emotionally, financially, and sexually abused and controlled for years, she swore it would never happen to her again

“I don’t sit around feeling sorry for myself, nor will I ever let anyone abuse me again”

“I am a survivor, not a victim. I am in control of my life and there is nothing I cannot achieve

Hannah and her children Aaliyah, 6 years old, Laianah, 4, three years old, Trey, started a new life in the suburb of Camp Hill in Brisbane

When Hannah was about to drive the kids to school, her estranged husband Rowan Baxter set them on fire in her car

Hannah succumbed to her injuries that night, but not before giving a series of key police interviews

The murders shocked Australia, sparked grief and sparked a broad discussion about domestic violence

“I think my anger is more directed towards myself because I haven’t done enough to help and be there”

This includes the behavior of isolating partners from friends, determining where they can go, and controlling their finances

Former Court of Appeal President Margaret McMurdo AC will lead a task force to advise the government on possible laws

Sue and Lloyd have been pushing for reform since Hannah’s death and have welcomed the moves, especially after learning more about Hannah’s experience

Hannah arrived on her parents’ doorstep with just two shopping bags of clothes for her and the children

Through a charity called Beyond DV, Sue met a number of women who had experiences similar to Hannah’s

“You can control your finances What you wear – Hannah was never allowed to wear shorts or pink because pink was apparently for kids”

“Once you undermine that self-esteem, it is difficult to distance yourself from this abuser

“Just because you don’t come to the police station injured and mistreated doesn’t mean you won’t be molested””

As the family hopes Hannah’s legacy will benefit future victims of domestic violence, Rowan Baxter’s memory will be erased

“We tried to wipe it off the ground as best we could,” said Sue

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